Turns out that we can never get enough of Chul and Yeon Joo’s kisses, especially if he follows a scathing argument about whether or not Chul has free will with a smoking hot kiss. Yeon Joo finds herself suddenly hitched. Chul sets out to courting his girlfriend turned bride. So Hee’s fading away. Do Yoon starts to get suspicious and the killer’s back and makes Yeon Joo his next target.
The Episode in 10 Moments:
- Yeon Joo really did create Chul
We pick up from Soo Bong asking Yeon Joo if she remembers something (aha! I was worried that we would never hear what he told her) because Seong Moo had once told him that Yeon Joo created “W”; or to be more specific Kang Chul (yippee!!! We called it). Yeon Joo has no idea what he’s talking about and Soo Bong continues that Seong Moo had told him that he’d created “W” based on a story Yeon Joo had written as a kid. The words have her going back to her high school days when she and her friends had been completely invested in the air pistol competition in the Olympics. The teenage girl representing Korea hadn’t won the medal, unfortunately but whilst her friends wailed about the loss, Yeon Joo got a brainwave. Later that night, she drafts out Kang Chul’s specs and writes everything about him, from his height to his class. When her friend Seul A calls her, she tells her that she’s found her dream guy. Seul A though thinks it’s just Yeon Joo once again changing her dream guy, but Yeon Joo’s insistent that this one is the real deal (hehehe. I so totally did that in school as well). She describes him as a genius high school sophomore who’s such a good national shooting athlete that he turns the game around. She continues by telling his weight and body structure and calls him sweet, kind and funny as well (awwwww). Seul A’s impressed and wonders if Yeon Joo’s dream guy attends their school and if she can meet him. The words bring Yeon Joo back to reality as she morosely tells Seul A that she can never meet the guy.
2. Yeon Joo draws Chul’s rescue
We return to the present with Yeon Joo hard at work and trying to draw her sketch of Chul. She’s jumpy when Soo Bong enters the room and we see the reason why when she shows her drawing and Soo Bong bursts into laughter at the character that looks nothing like Chul (dude, you’re lucky it’s not me trying to draw that. Because if it was left to me, all you’ll see will be stick figures). Yeon Joo wails at how hard it is and Soo Bong tries to give her a pep talk by reminding her that Seong Moo had once said she was good at sketching and Yeon Joo had once wanted to be a cartoonist. He points out that if she has a problem with it though, she can just as easily wait for Seong Moo to come back. Thoughts of her father sends her back to work but the drawing’s still not coming through and we pan to the image of Chul’s continual descent to the bottom of the ocean floor (poor Chul). She wakes up from her desk with a blister and stares morosely at the sketch she still doesn’t think looks like Chul (I can see the strong resemblance though. Don’t know what else the girl wants). She continues working hard however and then we pan out to Chul’s rescue and a delighted Yeon Joo when she realizes she’s back in the prison (only our resident crazy fangirl doctor will be this delighted to learn that she’s behind bars).
3. Chul goes looking for answers
Chul regains consciousness in his hotel room and he’s stunned to find himself alive. So Hee who’s in the room with him immediately lights into him as she wonders what the hell happened to him but Chul’s dazed as he’s still trying to come to terms with the fact that So Hee is no longer frozen and everyone’s been searching for him since he disappeared shortly after Yeon Joo (so at what time exactly did time resume in his world?). Even as she’s grilling him, Do Yoon comes running in and drops the bomb that Yeon Joo’s been captured. So Hee’s relieved that now they wouldn’t be blamed for Yeon Joo’s disappearance (I see the chick still hasn’t learned her lesson) but is confused when Do Yoon tells her that Yeon Joo was found at the detention center. Chul though has heard enough and as he heads out, tells Do Yoon to inform the prison that he’s on his way to visit Yeon Joo. He heads out in his car and on his way hears the news report about Yeon Joo’s capture and the police station she’s being transferred into. The news has him turning around and the next thing we see, he’s blocking the prison entourage on its way to taking Yeon Joo to her new holding cell (So I take it there’s only one route to get to the police station and it’s a route that Chul’s familiar with?). He asks for some time to talk to Yeon Joo privately (these cops are really lax though. Like shouldn’t they be reluctant about letting the man that had been talking to Yeon Joo before her disappearance, talk with her yet again?) and is allowed into the bus where his breath catches at the sight of Yeon Joo. They sit in silence for a moment until Yeon Joo asks how he’s doing. Chul’s confused as to how he’s alive and a cheery Yeon Joo tells him that a police boat had happened to pass by when Chul jumped into the ocean. Coincidentally, two divers had been onboard and had been able to rescue Chul before he’d stopped breathing. She calls him extremely lucky and Chul gives a tiny smile and asks how her father is. Yeon Joo informs him that two months have passed at her side and so not only did Seong Moo survive, but he’s on a trip with friends. Chul realizes from the words that Seong Moo didn’t save him and Yeon Joo replies that she saved him. She even shows the blister she’d developed in the process and tells him that this would make the third time she’s saved his life. Chul wonders how she could have done what she did and Yeon Joo asks him to answer her question first: how can he just revert to suicide because he couldn’t achieve a goal. She tells him that he can always choose a new goal if the old doesn’t gel with him. Matter of fact, he can replace his vengeance goal with one more pressing at the moment: get her out of the clutches of the prison in a legal way so she wouldn’t have to keep running away from the cops every time she comes to see him. Chul’s still silent and Yeon Joo points out that he hasn’t done anything for her even though she’s saved his life several times. A tearful Chul points out that it won’t be easy and Yeon Joo replies that he should only think about getting her out as she promises that once she gets out, she’ll be sure to tell him how she helped him survive. She continues that Seong Moo’s decided to stop interfering in Chul’s story, meaning whatever happens with Chul will be a sequel they write together. Thankfully, unlike her father, she doesn’t do murder, revenge, gunfights or thrillers. Her preference is sweet romance (awwwww. Cute). He gets up to leave and when he turns back, Yeon Joo raises her handcuffed hands in a “don’t forget you have to get me out of here” way (hehehe). She settles back in her seat and Chul apologizes for his behavior to the police officer who tells him that if he wants to see Yeon Joo, he should come visit her at the police station.
4. Chul shocks Yeon Joo who shocks him right back
A dazed Chul heads back home. As he glances around his apartment, he sees the plans of the place that Seong Moo had drawn. A sleeping So Hee reminds him of her character sketch on Seong Moo’s walls as does Do Yoon when he comes in worried and asking Chul where he’s been (damn. I can just imagine how bad he feels that everything he knows isn’t real. That he isn’t real). He doesn’t say anything though but just asks Do Yoon to call his lawyers. And sure enough, Yeon Joo needs all the help because her second interrogation is even more grueling as the very fed up investigator questions her with frustrated screams (hahaha. I know I shouldn’t laugh but the dude’s obviously so strung up, it’s hilarious). Yeon Joo still maintains her silence although she’s clearly terrified and both her and the investigator are relieved when they’re informed that Chul is around. The smiling investigator leads a smiling Yeon Joo to meet a not smiling Chul at a private meeting area without cameras. Yeon Joo’s impressed that Chul’s already figured out a way for her to get out of prison but a now seething Chul asks Yeon Joo who gave her the right to make decisions about his life. He doesn’t even want to know how she saved him because he’s sure she drew him. But does she think she’s the creator with the right to save him when he’d chosen to die? Especially when they’d tried to kill him all the times when he’d so desperately wanted to live. Yeon Joo’s lost for words at the accusation and Chul points out that she must have thought he would want to thank her. He scoffs at her words that what they would have is a sequel about sweet romance and asks if she’d brought him back from the dead so she can play with him for the sake of her romance. Yeon Joo’s shocked that he would think like that and Chul tells her that he’d gone to visit his parents. Except, he doesn’t even have parents. He was born an orphan created by an alcoholic writer. He tells her not to expect him to be grateful especially because this is a sequel no one wants to continue. A tearful Yeon Joo admits that she had done a useless thing. Chul continues to press, wondering why on earth she would have held so tightly to a webtoon instead of carrying on with her life. Yeon Joo cries as she admits that she doesn’t know why she couldn’t stand the thought that he would float forever in the sea, or why she had worked so hard for the past two months. Chul’s merciless as he asks her why she’d done it and Yeon Joo tearfully blurts out that she’d done it because she loves him. For real this time around (omo). Her words shock Chul and even as he processes them, she disappears.
5. Yeon Joo and Chul shower us with even more kisses
Yeon Joo reappears in her room, still wearing her prison jumpsuit and crying as she remembers all the times she’s told Chul that she loves him. A sad looking Chul as well, remembers Yeon Joo saving him and all the kisses they’ve shared. Chul finally stands up and makes to leave but he senses something and turns around and sees Yeon Joo, back in her seat. She’s clearly affected but tries to bluster as she states that he’d pretended to be unswayed and yet he’d been affected by her words. She points out that she’s always dragged into the webtoon because he wants her there. He’d thought of her in the water and had thought of her moments before. Chul stays silent and Yeon Joo asks if she’s wrong. Chul finally smiles and says she’s right. He continues that he’d been afraid that he’ll never see her again (awwww) and then walks to her and kisses her (*dreamy sigh*). They’re so lost in each other that they don’t even notice the investigator walking in on them. The man walks right back out and Yeon Joo breaks the kiss to ask if it’s okay for them to keep kissing because she thinks they’ve been spotted. Chul replies that he doesn’t care, lifts her onto the table and continues kissing her (*swoon*). The investigator meets with Do Yoon and Chul’s lawyer and asks if Chul and Yeon Joo knew each other before the incident. Do Yoon tells him that they don’t but the investigator insists that they seem very close (hehehehe).
6. Chul presents Yeon Joo with sweet romantic options (hahahaha)
Later that night, in her cell, Yeon Joo is all smiles as she tells us that in her thirty years of living, this night that she’s lying alone in a prison cell would be her happiest moment. And although she feels sorry for her mother who’s looking for her, she doesn’t care about her work in the hospital because right now, she’s close to deluding herself that this world is her real life (uh-oh. This doesn’t sound good. Girl, Chul is amazing and all but his world isn’t real. It isn’t real). Her monologue is interrupted by the guards who tell her that she has a visitor. She’s all happy at the news, except it isn’t Chul waiting for her but Do Yoon. He’s there to relay Chul’s message to her and states that Chul mentioned that his research has turned up the different sweet romantic options that women like and he wants Yeon Joo to choose. The first is the Cinderella theme with glamorous parties; the second, a country trip; the third is a simple everyday romance; and the fourth, a bold and sexy adult-only romance (this he does with a dramatic pout which is utterly smexy. Hehehehe). Yeon Joo’s flabbergasted about it all and Do Yoon adds that Chul picked the fourth option as his personal favorite (hahaha. Why am I not surprised?). Yeon Joo’s confused as to what option to choose and although she admits to wanting glamorous parties, she settles on option three. Except she holds out four fingers when she says it (hahahaha. Listen to your subconscious Yeon Joo). Do Yoon points out the faux pas and Yeon Joo settles on the everyday romance (drats!). She wonders why they’re talking about romance when she’s still in jail but this is where the Chul’s attorney comes in to tell her of the get-Yeon-Joo-out-of-jail plan.
7. Yeon Joo gets married and finds her way out of prison
The plan it turns out is for Chul and Yeon Joo to get married (hahaha. This is so good). Actually, the documents have been drawn stating that Yeon Joo and Chul married the previous year, whilst in the US, and this would explain the reason why Yeon Joo was on the rooftop with him when he got stabbed and also why she ran away without giving her testimony: she didn’t want their marriage to be revealed. Hyeon Seok who’s with Chul at the moment is surprised at the words, especially when he mentions Chul’s assets and Chul brushes it off as being inconsequential. To make matters worse, Chul tells him that he’s giving up on finding the real criminal. Hyeon Seok doesn’t get why Chul wants to stop and he mentions his phone call to Chul where Chul had confessed something to him but which he can’t remember at the moment. He wonders if Chul had gone to Yeon Joo’s world for the day when he’d been missing and Chul admits that he had. When he asks Chul what it was that Chul had told him over the phone, Chul tells him that he will feel awful should he learn the truth. Hyeon Seok then asks him why he went to Han Bridge and Chul confesses that he didn’t know how to forge forward. He still doesn’t though. But he knows he wants to live. Yeon Joo meanwhile, is with the prosecutor who crosschecks her testimony that she’s secretly married to Chul and on the day she’d been apprehended by the police, she and Chul had gotten into a fight because they were contemplating getting a divorce. Yeon Joo agrees to it all and gets released. Do Yoon’s waiting for her with a wedding ring and sunglasses. The former to corroborate their story and the latter to hide her face because of the horde of reporters waiting for her when she steps out of the station.
8. Yeon Joo gets her everyday romance
At the penthouse, Yeon Joo’s greeted by all the servants who believe her to be Mrs. Kang (hahaha). To make it even better (for us of course, although I think Yeon Joo’s secretly pleased at it all), Yeon Joo’s has to sleep in the same room with Chul because they have to maintain the ruse that she and Chul are married. Yeon Joo still can’t believe that she’s married and as she sets out prepping to head to bed, she takes a moment to admire her wedding ring and then sets out to investigate; blushing when she happens on a drawer filled with Chul’s underwear. Of course it’s the moment when she picks it up to admire it that Chul pipes up behind her (hahahaha. It’s embarrassing for her but so hilarious for us. Hehehehe), stating that her he’d always known she was a number four girl even though she had chosen number three. An embarrassed Yeon Joo lies that she had no idea what it was and Chul teases her about his being sure that her world has men’s underwear as well (hahaha). She pouts that he’s teasing her when they haven’t seen each other in days and Chul smiles as he admits that he’s missed her. Yeon Joo grumbles that he’s not been in to see her in days and Chul admits that getting married had turned out to be tasking. She reminds him that she’d wanted sweet romance and not marriage and the words have Chul heading out, then returning with a book which he said the female staff handed to him when he’d expressed his interest in learning about the sweet and romantic things women love (awwww. That’s so sweet). High on the list is that he tie a woman’s hair and he sets out to do just that (awwwww. So cute). He’s not as skilled in hair tying though and Yeon Joo teases him about it. He then suggests she go through the book and decide other things she wants them to do as he wants to get as many things done together before she disappears again (seriously though Chul. Why jinx this? Don’t jinx this. Please!!!!). Yeon Joo freezes at his words and Chul continues that they both know she might disappear at any time. And so, she shouldn’t cry or suddenly say she loves him because he gets easily swayed and he wants her to remain with him for a very long time (awwwww). He finally manages to somewhat tie her hair and tells her that that’s the best he can do. He then leads her to the bed and plops her onto it, then climbs on top of her (oooh. Smexy. Smexy). Yeon Joo almost faints (hahahaha), but Chul’s just teasing as he lays right back down and pats his shoulder for her to lean on it, so they can cuddle as they read the book together (gah. Dude, you’re just too cute). As they flip through the pages and talk about doing groceries together and him tying Yeon Joo’s shoelaces, Yeon Joo notices the wedding band on Chul’s fingers and softly says that she loves that (awwwwww). They get to a page where the man kisses the woman’s forehead and Chul kisses Yeon Joo’s forehead as well. Yeon Joo points out that Chul’s doing it all, not because it’s an assignment but because he likes it. Chul denies it, then smiles as he leans forward for a real kiss, but their moment is ruined by one of his guards who walks in. Although he turns around immediately Yeon Joo and Chul spring apart from each other (hahaha) and whilst the guard informs Chul that Do Yoon wants to meet Chul on the rooftop, Yeon Joo’s very obvious as she looks through the book like she wants to crawl into it (hehehehe). Chul makes to leave and tells Yeon Joo to note the things she wants to do that day. Of course he makes sure to toss in the fact that he likes adult-only things (hehehe) before he leaves.
9. Things get a whole lot freakier (and not in a good and sexy way)
Chul heads to the elevator where he presses the button to take him to the rooftop. He answers a restricted call and the caller keeps his silence. When the elevator door closes, a message is scribbled onto the doors asking him where he is and how is it that he’s still alive (what the fuck? Who’s writing that?). Chul’s stunned and when the hotel security calls the elevator asking why he’d pressed the elevator emergency button, the message disappears and Chul lies that nothing’s wrong. He gets to the roof and asks Do Yoon to help him trace the restricted caller who’d called him. With that sorted, Do Yoon hands him So Hee’s resignation and tells him that he’d seen her some moments prior and she’d asked him to give it to Chul. Do Yoon flashes back to that afternoon when a tearful So Hee had asked him to give Chul the letter as she can’t do it in person. Do Yoon had tried telling her that he knows how she feels but she shouldn’t be like that because Chul’s marriage to Yeon Joo is fake. So Hee though doesn’t think it looks fake and she can’t separate her personal feelings from her work, meaning she can’t continue to be Chul’s assistant whilst she sees Yeon Joo around him. We return to the present and Chul tells Do Yoon to tell So Hee to take a couple of days off. He’ll be sure to talk to her soon. Do Yoon isn’t finished though as he tells Chul that after their conversation, he’d told So Hee that he’s sure she would be back. So Hee though had been certain that she won’t be coming back and had offered her hand for Do Yoon to shake. They’d shaken hands and at that exact moment, So Hee’s hands had gone translucent (shit. So is she fading out because she’s decided to sever her relationship with Chul? Meaning, she has no relevance in the story anymore if she loses contact with the main lead? Seong Moo!!! Why didn’t you give her, her own story?). She hadn’t been aware of it and it had later restored back to normal and now Do Yoon wonders if he’d imagined it all. Chul is just as confused as to what it all means.
10. Yeon Joo’s next on the hit list (fuck!)
Chul heads back to the penthouse where he’s informed that Yeon Joo’s fallen asleep. He walks to his room where sure enough, he finds her sleeping whilst holding onto the book. He takes it from her and smiles at the sticky notes she’d left all over the pages; basically indicating that she wants to do everything with him. He then receives a call from the restricted ID number and reaches under his pillow for his gun. The minute he answers the call, the message picks up from where it had stopped: asking him where he is and how he came back. He tells him that he can’t die on his own and asks if Chul knows how long he’s waited (creepy stalker serial killer). Chul asks who it is and the person asks if he doesn’t know who he is (dude, if he knew we would finally be able to put a face to your murdering ass). He tells Chul that he’s the one who shot his family: four shots in the middle of their forehead. And so Chul can’t give up until he’s caught him. Chul remembers Seong Moo telling him that there’s no real killer, just a set-up to make Chul turn out a stronger person, and he asks who the man on the other end of the line is. The man repeats that he’s the one who killed his family and continues that one more person’s been added to his family (shit. Shit. SHIT!). He tells Chul that he’ll be sure to put a bullet in the middle of Yeon Joo’s forehead as well and tells him to wait for it.
Character I wanted to bitchslap:
No one in this episode.
Headache inducing moment:
None in this episode.
This episode’s a Holy Smokes to beat all other Holy Smokes. Because HOLY SMOKES. What the fuck is happening here? Is this real? What the hell has Seong Moo unleashed. See? This is what happens when a writer creates a villain who’s just as smart and willful as the hero and leaves him unidentified. Because now we have a villain whose strong will now has him also actively participating in the story, meaning not only does he have the power to cross portals and come after Chul but now he’s decided that his mandate which is to kill ALL of Chul’s family members must be carried out. Meaning the new Mrs. Kang has to die as well. Shit. Shit Shit. Seriously Seong Moo. Your ass has to come back from your trip and you have to sit down and tell us who the killer is so Chul and Yeon Joo can work at taking him out. Because something tells me that the killer’s not even in the same dimension as Chul at the moment. I mean, why else would he keep asking Chul where he’s at. So that might mean that he’s still in Yeon Joo’s world, killing people as he deems fit and sending messages to Chul that involves death threats to Yeon Joo. Really, Seong Moo has to return. If anything so he can tell us that the killer is Chul’s twin brother who was given up at birth. The evil murdering twin therefore decides that he will be sure to kill the beloved brother and his family members that chose said brother over him. And so he trained to be a sharpshooter just like his brother and has turned monstrous with hatred. See? Easy peasy. Now Seong Moo, put a name to the killer so we can be done with all the creepiness and gives us our sweet romance. Thank you very much.
P.S. Your daughter’s life is on the line, so get your ass to work and dig out who the fuck the killer is.